Gathland State Park
A unique War Correspondent's Memorial Arch, constructed by journalist and author George Alfred Townsend. On his former estate, the George Alfred Townsend Museum is open weekends. Apr-Oct 12-5pm. Hike through the park on the Appalachian Trail. Picnic pavilion. Periodic Civil War living histories and encampments. One building is handicapped accessible.
Locations(s)900 Arnoldstown Rd. | Burkittsville, MD 21718
Local: (301) 791-4767
May We Recommend…
- A visit to Mount Olivet Cemetery where over 700 soldiers are buried on "Confederate Row"
- View the complelling North Carolina Monument at Fox's Gap
- Retrace the steps of Union and Confederate soldiers with the Maryland Civil Trails App
For additional information on Maryland's role in the Civil War, visit the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area website.